Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview
Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.
Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:
Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG
High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH
Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g
Thursday, April 28, 2011
ICT research funded by GHG emission reduction program in Quebec
For the first time anywhere Quebec will be funding ICT research and development from their GHG emission reductions program, whose revenue comes from carbon fees assessed on industry and consumers. This is on top of the recent $900 million broadband announcement (http://goo.gl/gps9D) and the previous $60 million Green ICT research program funded out of general revenues. I have long argued that green ICT research should be funded from carbon reduction programs such as the new cap and trade program in California. As several studies have shown (http://goo.gl/Ttc2Z) investing revenues from carbon reduction programs such as cap and trade produces more bang for the buck in reducing emissions and creating new economic opportunities than simply transferring the money to emitters that are below their target. – BSA]
Clement Gignac Announces Investment in research of 8.63 million for information technology and communications in Quebec
Montreal, April 28, 2011 - The Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Clement Gignac, announces the renewal of triennial funding, totaling $ 8.63 million, $ Prompt (Partnerships for Research in Microelectronics , Photonics and Telecommunications), the Quebec association of industrial research sector of information technology and communications (ICT).The support announced today will fund activities and research projects of the organization over the next three years.
"It is important for the government to support key sectors for growth of Quebec such as the ICT sector. The government has made innovation a priority for stimulating growth in sectors that generate jobs and support the future prosperity of Quebec. With the Quebec strategy for research and innovation (QRIS) 2010-2013, we show the key role of innovation, which focuses on mobilizing partners. Prompt is very much in this direction by promoting increased productivity and competitiveness through innovation, "said Minister Clement Gignac.
The funding of 8.63 million is from the QRIS 2010-2013, amounting to $ 6,626,250, and Agenda 20 of the 2006-2012 Action Plan on Climate Change, for a total of 2 M $. This support will enable Prompt to continue its mission of facilitating the creation of new alliances and improving R & D capabilities of Québec businesses, increase public investment in research and to foster the development of highly qualified personnel.
"Over the next few years, the development and implementation of new technologies will play an important role in achieving our ambitious goal of reducing emissions of greenhouse gas emissions. It is a challenge that makes us proud and we'll meet particular continuing to encourage research and development. In this sense, Prompt is active through its component research and development "that aims to reduce the footprint of greenhouse gas emissions of the ICT sector in Quebec", said Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand.
"The support of the Government of Quebec allows us to fund projects geared towards the needs of the broad area of ICT in Quebec, particularly in the fields of safety, health and the environment. Our goal is to stimulate innovation by developing new technologies and creating partnerships between member companies of Prompt and research community. It is a very dynamic carrier that increases the collective knowledge, enhance the competitive positioning of businesses and promote the training of young scientists, "argued the president and CEO of Prompt, Charles Despins.
About the Quebec strategy for research and innovation (QRIS) 2010-2013
Titled Mobilizing, innovate, prosper and announced last June, updating the QRIS is a restructuring of public research funding to strengthen the scientific leadership of Quebec. It will also help accelerate innovation, product development and mobilization to better position Quebec companies on growth markets. She strongly urges Quebec towards the green economy, the economy of tomorrow.
In an environment where highly skilled staff remains a key factor to ensure current and future prosperity of Quebec, this strategy aims to improve the workforce and enhance entrepreneurship, and attract the best in Quebec.
From 2006 to 2013, with this strategy, more than $ 2.3 billion have been injected for a total effort of the Government of Quebec, including tax credits and the base budgets of ministries, about 11.5 G $.
To view the QRIS 2010-2013, visit the Web page http://www.mdeie.gouv.qc.ca/sqri .
About 20 of the Action Plan 2006-2012 Action on Climate Change, Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (MDDEP)
The Agenda 20 is part of the Action Plan on Climate Change and is administered by the MDDEP. They are $ 20 million from the Green Fund, which will be invested in research and development to reduce and sequester greenhouse gas emissions in Quebec. This action plan provides for a 6% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 and beyond.
To view the 2016-2012 Action Plan on Climate Change, visit the Web page www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca / changes / plan_action .
For more information on programs and services of the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export, visit the Webwww.mdeie.gouv.qc.ca / programs .
Prompt is a non-profit corporation that facilitates the creation of research partnerships and developing industry-university to improve Quebec's competitiveness in the market for information technology and communications (ICT). With financial assistance from the Quebec government and the private sector, Prompt finance new R & D initiatives that add value to Quebec businesses, increase profits and public investments in research and support the provincial innovation system. Partnerships which are funded by contributions promptly the private sector, the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada. For more information on Prompt, visit the organization at the following address: www.promptinc.org.
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